The other unplugged post got me thinking. The general consensus is that an acoustic bass will get buried under an acoustic guitar and the only way to get unburied is to either play a DB or get a combo. So instead of making the bass louder, could you make the guitar quieter (besides a soundhole cover or him just playing softer)? This is assuming that you had a guitar player that was willing to make adjustments so that you could be heard better in the mix. Granted, it would be a quieter performance overall and the percussionist would also have to adapt his playing but is this feasible? Are there maybe guitar strings that cut way back on the volume? I've been wondering about this for a while. If an acoustic guitar was strung with the most muted strings currently in production, would an acoustic bass with bright strings be on an even keel volume-wise? Let me know your thoughts.